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Graduation General Requirements

For details of requirements, see the following:

File for Graduation

Step 1: Graduation Petition

Download and complete the Graduation Petition.

Graduation Application Periods

Semester Graudation Application Period
Fall April 1 to end of fall semester
Spring August 1 to end of spring semester
Summer November 1 to end of summer semester

Step 2: Check your Transcript Totals

Log in to InsideBC.

Click on "MyBanWeb" on the top menu bar.

The MyBanWeb menu to the right of your name.

Select "View Transcript."

Second item under Class Information of the MyBanWeb menu.

Click “Submit.”

Submit button under Transcript Level and Transcript Type.

Click “Transcript Totals” or scroll to the bottom of the transcript.

Link is after Print this page and institution credit.

In the table below “Transcript Totals (Bakersfield),” look at “Overall” and “Earned Hours.” This must indicate 30 units or more.

Example of the table showing 34.00 Overall Earned Hours.

If you have at least 30 degree applicable units for your degree it is time to submit your graduation petition to the Admissions and Records office via your BC Student Email address to We will not accept the petition via any personal email accounts.

Step 3: Submit Your Graduation Petition

Submit your graduation petition via your BC Student Email address to We will not accept the petition via any personal email accounts.

Transfer Credit/Units

If you have units/credits from another regionally accredited institution/college, you must submit Official Transcripts from these colleges before the semester is over OR when you see your final grades posted from that college.

  • Indicate on the Graduation Petition that you have transfer credit/units in order for your evaluator to be aware of these units.
  • Fill out the Request for Evaluation form every time you submit the Official Transcripts to Bakersfield College Admissions and Records within 30 days.
  • Submit the Request for Evaluation form ONLY from your BC student email address to

Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement ceremonies are held once each year in May. Students who complete their degree requirements during the fall, summer or spring prior to the ceremony or who will complete them in the following summer, are eligible to participate.

Diplomas are mailed to graduates approximately twelve (12) weeks after the semester is over in which the student applied to earn their degree. Example, if you applied to earn your degree in Spring, your diploma will be mailed out 12 weeks after the semester is over.

All of our associates and bachelors degrees shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District upon a Bakersfield College student who has satisfactorily completed the requirements. These requirements are consistent with those prescribed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District.

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